- a large letter, capital or uncial, as in medieval manuscripts
- writing in which such letters are used
Origin of majusculeFrench ; from Classical Latin majuscula (littera), somewhat larger (letter), diminutive ; from major: see major
of, written in, or like a majuscule
A large letter, either capital or uncial, used in writing or printing.
Origin of majusculeFrench, from Latin maiusculus, somewhat larger, diminutive of maior, greater; see meg- in Indo-European roots.
- ma·jus′cule, ma·jus′cu·lar
- A capital letter, especially one used in ancient manuscripts.